Exercise Ball Workout

We’ve all heard or read somewhere about the importance of exercise for better health. We’ve all seen commercials, ads, or infomercial shows about the latest and greatest piece of exercise equipment or gadget promising those remarkable results. I’ll admit I’ve picked up the phone or clicked on the “order now” link to purchase more than one of those products. One of the least expensive exercise products you can purchase that has many benefits is an exercise ball. This piece of equipment gives you a variety of options. They come in different sizes, shapes and colours. You don’t have to have a lot of space to have an exercise ball or do an exercise workout on one. It is lightweight and can be easily moved from one room or area to another to use it or store it.

It doesn’t matter what your age is, if you’re just beginning to exercise or have been exercising for years you can find an exercise ball workout to suit your fitness level. You can use exercise balls to stretch your muscles, to do strength training, a cardio workout, or they can also be used for pilates or yoga as well. You can find several guides and workouts for free online. There is a huge selection of exercise ball workout DVD’s you can purchase ranging from beginner to advanced, from cardio to strength training, pilates and yoga.

No matter what type of activity or exercise you choose to do on the exercise ball it involves strengthening your core. Just sitting or lying on it and stabilizing yourself involves using core muscles. Strengthening the core muscles is known to improve balance, posture, and help in relieving back pain. You also get the added benefit of being able to tone and strengthen your entire body at the same time. Being able to strengthen your core is a huge benefit in itself, add that it is inexpensive, offers variety and versatility from the beginner to the advanced exerciser makes it a piece of exercise equipment well worth considering for a workout with proven results.

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Source by JC Knudson